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Score Writer

Entry level notation for beginners and small groups

Creating music made easy and fun!

Score Writer is easy-to-use notation software that’s powerful enough for use by professional musicians and composers.

Quick and Easy Sheet Music

Score Writer is the affordable notation software that makes recording, editing, arranging and printing your music easy, fast and enjoyable. Score Writer was designed for people new to notation and composition, and whose needs are relatively simple and straightforward.  Its simplified interface makes creating music easy and fun to learn. For band and small orchestral arrangements, lead sheets, choral parts or even simple notation examples, there’s no easier way to create professional notation than Score Writer.

Clean, powerful, easy to use interface.

Impressive, robust features.

Phenomenal sounding General MIDI player.

Incredible notation, remarkable price.

A clear choice at $69 MSRP!

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Score Writer 5 playing Sarajevo using built in sounds.

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Intuitive Modern Single Window Interface

Score Writer’s single window interface puts powerful editing tools and symbol palettes at your fingertips, so you spend time composing music instead of searching through menus and dialogs. Score Writer’s main components are contained in views and panels. You can enter notes quickly on-screen with your mouse or computer keyboard or record a MIDI performance for instant viewing. Most commands can be done with one simple command directly on the score. For smooth workflow, Score Writer’s panels are organized by basic function type. The panels on the left contain tools for entering Score Writers music symbols and text. The panels on the right are used to change settings for the score layout, track information, and even has a powerful drag and drop file browser for quickly loading or importing scores.

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We’re in Touch

Score Writer’s new touch enabled features allow you to work and navigate in ways you never imagined. Get hands-on and enjoy the fun of a touch interface. Swipe to scroll your score or close panels. Tap buttons and controls just like using your mouse. Tap and drag to control sliders and scrolling, swipe to do fast page turning, and pinch to zoom in and out. All common everyday actions can now be perform on your screen with your personal touch.

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Edit MIDI on your score

Score Writer’s incredible MIDI capabilities can be edited directly on your score. Note start times, note durations, and velocities can be changed with your mouse by simply clicking and dragging. MIDI controller data can be added or edited on your score.

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ScoreView-Mixer

MIDI Mixer

Score Writer’s Mixer view gives you the most powerful mixing features among all notation programs. Many features are modeled after popular sequencers. Score Writer’s mixer has a channel strip for each staff, each with a volume fader, stereo pan, solo and mute buttons. Each staff channel strip can send MIDI reverb, chorus, modulation, or expression, and the output sent to the master strip or one of four group channel strips.

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64 Bit Support

Score Writer’s 64-bit support allows you take full advantage of your computer’s memory address space over 4GB. You are no longer limited to the size of your score or what instruments you can load. And if you have an older machine or need to run in 32-bit mode we have a 32-bit version of Score Writer.

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New Customers
Retail Boxed Version $69
Retail Download Version $69
Academic Version $45
Site License (5-29 seats) $40/seat
Site License (30+ seats) $30/seat
Existing Customers
Upgrade Boxed Version $35
Upgrade Download Version $35
Academic Upgrade $25
Site Licence Upgrade (5-29 seats) $20/seat
Site License Upgrade (30+ seats) $15/seat

Academic Sales

Sonic Scores products are used in classrooms K-12 through college level. Sonic Scores’s academic versions provide both the teacher and the student with the tools needed to foster a successful learning environment. Academic prices are available to qualifying schools, educators, students, and church administrators. Only qualified buyers may purchase academic versions.

Eligibility Verification
K-12 & Home School Students Student ID card or letter from school on letterhead
Higher Education Students and Faculty Student ID card or letter from school on letterhead
Faculty Faculty ID Card
Religious Institutions Letter on institution letterhead
Private Music Teachers Proof of membership a Music Educator Association
Please be willing to send the above information at time of purchase.

Macintosh OS X 10.9 and above

Native Intel

1GB RAM (2GB Recommended)

Macintosh-compatible Printer

MIDI interface required for MIDI recording

DVD drive for boxed versions

Windows 7 and above

64-Bit processor

1GB RAM (2GB Recommended)

Windows-compatible Printer

MIDI interface required for MIDI recording

DVD drive for boxed versions


File Compatibility
Score Writer 2 – 5 are cross platform compatible and therefore can read each other’s files but previous versions can not read newer file formats.


  • Badinerie – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Orphée-aux-Enfers – Jacques Offenbach
  • Sarajevo – Trans Siberian Orchestra